Oracle Linux : Postfix Status Error 'master dead but pid file exists'
(Doc ID 2619015.1)
Last updated on MAY 20, 2021
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
A status check on Postfix service returns the following error:
# service postfix restart
Shutting down postfix: [FAILED]
Starting postfix: [ OK ]
# service postfix status
master dead but pid file exists
The error cannot be removed even after stopping the service and removing master.pid, lockfile & postfix file.
The issue is observed without making any changes.
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